Young alumnus Michael Nesbit (B.Arch ’12) exhibited his undergraduate thesis project, Towards (Ph2)latness, in a group show hosted by Studio Sereno. On view May 5-20th, Protostellar: Survey of Los Angeles Student Art Work featured 16 artists from 9 schools.
For the past 14 months, Nesbit has conducted a series of exercises that have tested the cycle between technique and representation. His thesis project represents construction diagrams of the drawing. By placing emphasis on the drawing and not the object, Nesbit’s Towards (Ph2)latness re-inserts the role of judgment back into representation, allowing the drawing to produce something far greater than what it originally represented.
In Nesbit’s own words: "Architecture is built on our ability to use representation as an effect for production… from sketch to model, from model to drawing, from drawing to building. Along the way we use judgment as an affect for guiding our creative process. Within our contemporary discipline, we have been given an extensive tool set that has pushed architecture forward, but due to instantaneous output of new techniques the process has eliminated many of our previous entry points. This thesis looks to bring back judgment."
Studio Sereno is located at 5015 Alhambra Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032. Exhibition is open 10am to 6pm daily.